Wharton Militaria
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B0001
B0001
The Grand Old Lady of No Man's Land, The Vickers Machine Gun by Dolf Goldsmith, considered the bible on the vickers heavy machine gun, an excellent and comprehensive reference work on the vickers and its varients. Stunning and clear details of the weapon, with superb supporting explanations. The book is large A4 format and heavy. A true coffee table reference book that both educates and stimulates the reader. A must for anyone interested in the Vickers HMG, its history and its development. Simply the definiative reference work on the market today and extremely scarce and difficult to obtain at a reasonable price. A very sought after book.

B0002
B0002
An excellent book on British and Allied formation badges, full description of each badge and the unit it represents, this is the difinative bible on formation badges, now long out of print and very hard to aquire a copy. An excellent read for both the novice and seasoned collector alike, a must for the collector of formation badges.

B0003
B0003
German Uniforms and bayonets 1841-1945, an excellent reference book covering the German soldier's uniform whilst wearing a bayonet. Published by the Niemann label, a sound read with excellent reference photographs. English & German text.

B0004
B0004
A comprehensive reference work on German/Prussia Award Documents and Authorisation Certificates 1793 to 1972, good coverage of both WW1 and WW2. Documents are covered in detail with supporting explanations in both German and English text. The book is large A4 format and heavy, an excellent reference book, if documents are your interest area this is the book for you.

B0005
B0005
An early wartime German book by Ernst Udet on his flying life, German text, this copy was actually a Wehrmacht Solider's Library book ~ has Wehrmacht identification stamps on the title page, see photographs, interesting pictures and in excellent condition.

B0006
B0006
Swords of Germany 1900-1945 by Angolia, limited edition numbered 329 of 500 - first 500 first edition copies are numbered - an excellent reference work on German swords.

B0007
B0007
A good reference work on 3rd Reich cloth insignia by Brian L Davis and Ian Westwell. An accurate book with both colour and black-white photographs. One of the better reference works on cloth insignia with good descriptions supported by a detailed image. Good book.

B0008
B0008
Nazi Insignia, a good general reference work on 3rd Reich insignia by E.W.W. Fowler, with both colour images and black-white photographs. Excellent reference photographs with good descriptions to indentify a wide range of insignia, uniforms, medals, caps. Some very good photographs of rare and sought after items.

B0009
B0009
The autobiography of Hans Post, SS soldier, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, a selected member of Otto Skorzeny's elite commando unit and a PoW in the French PoW camp system. Not only a compelling read but an insight into the day to day life of a professional soldier in the midst of key moments in the latter part of WW2 and its aftermath. Hans Post has personally signed each book. This is a very rare opportunity to not only aquire a signature of a former SS commando but to share in and understand some of those world shaping moments as they happened to a young soldier 'in his time'. A must for the SS scholar!

B0010
B0010
The controversial photograph book of the Waffen-SS 'When All Our Brothers Are Silent' ~ banned for some time and now extremely scarce to aquire. The photographs alone are stunning, most from the personal collections or sources of SS veterans. This book is a true treasure to the serious SS scholar. In excellent condition, complete with dust jacket which has a tear on the spine. A very rare and sought after book.

B0011
B0011
An interesting wartime colour publication on the cap badges and service caps worn by His Majesty's Army of the United Kingdom and the Dominions across the seas. Published in 1941, an excellent and interesting guide to the badges and caps of the Allied armies of the day, includes sections on badges covering Administrative Departments, Corps, Infantry of the Line, Guards, Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, Cavalry Regiments, and their respective service caps, including a section on the arms of service colour strips worn on the battle dress. Includes sections on the cap badges of the Allied Forces, Indian, South African and Canadian regiments. An excellent period book for both the Homefront and document collector.

B0012
B0012
An interesting wartime colour publication on the badges worn by members of His Majesty's Forces. Published in 1940, an excellent and interesting guide to the rank and trade badges of forces personnel of the day, covers the Royal Navy, RNR, RNVR, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy, Army, RAF, Aircraft and their markings, British Red Cross, St. John Ambulance Brigade, various Auxiliaries and the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service , Air Force and Naval Service. An excellent period reference book.

B0013
B0013
WW2 German Reference Books - SS, SS Panzer, Das Reich and the Eastern Front, all books in excellent condition

B0014
B0014
WW2 German Reference Books - SS Deathshead, Third Reich, Grossdeutschland and Aces of the Reich Knights Cross Winners, all books in excellent condition

B0015
B0015
WW2 German Knights Cross Reference Book - Knights of the Reich by Gunther Fraschka, Schiffer Military covering the 27 most highly decorated Soldiers of the Wehrmacht, book as new

B0016
B0016
WW2 German Reference Books - SS and U-Boat Wolf Packs, Time-Life books, books are in excellent condition

B0017
B0017
WW2 German Reference Books - SS and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party, Time-Life books, books are in excellent condition

B0018
B0018
WW2 German Reference Books - Robert Lumsden, Third Reich Militaria, Detecting the Fakes, Soldat The Reproductions, three classic reference books, books in as new condition

B0019
B0019
WW2 German Reference Books - Panzers in Russia 1941-42, Panzers in the Balkans and Italy, German Mountain Troops, WW2 Combat Uniforms and Insignia - all in very good to excellent and clean condition

B0020
B0020
WW2 German Reference Books - Waffen SS, Waffen SS Badges, Uniforms, Equipment, SS Regalia - all in very good to excellent and clean condition

B0021
B0021
WW2 German Reference Books - SS Regalia and Nazi Regalia - both books are in excellent and clean condition

B0022
B0022
WW2 German Reference Books - Flags and Banners of the Third Reich - one of the classic reference books, now difficult to find, not only covers the flags and banners but has good reference for the many gorgets too, both black and white and colour reference images. This is a first edition paper cover in excellent condition.

B0023
B0023
WW2 German Reference Books - Edge Weapons of the Third Reich - one of the classic reference books, now difficult to find, both black and white and colour reference images. This is a first edition paper cover in excellent condition.

B0024
B0024
WW2 German Reference Books - Forman's Guide to Third Reich German Awards, 3rd Edition, excellent reference book on Third Reich awards and decorations, in unread prestine condition, Bender Publishing, a difficult book to find now.

B0025
B0025
WW2 German Reference Books - Combat Medals of Third Reich by Christopher Ailsby, First Edition, book in excellent and clean condition.

B0026
B0026
WW2 German Reference Books - Waffen SS and Rommel's Desert Army, Osprey Men at Arms series, both books in very good and clean condition.

B0027
B0027
WW2 German Reference Books - The German Anti-Partisan Badge in World War Two - Schiffer books, as new, unread in excellent and clean condition

B0028
B0028
WW2 German Reference Books - Panzer Leader, Rommel, Achtung-Panzer and Panzer Battles, all in very good to excellent and clean condition.

B0029
B0029
British Tank Reference Books - Tank and AFV Crew Uniforms Since 1916, 1st Edition - book in very good to excellent and clean condition, ex-library

B0030
B0030
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Churchill's Desert Rats by Patrick Delaforce, signed 1st Editions of both volumes, books as new

B0031
B0031
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Churchill's Desert Rats, Churchill's Secret Weapons by Patrick Delaforce, the latter is signed, books as new

B0032
B0032
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Battles with Panzers - 1 RTR & 2 RTR at War by Patrick Delaforce, Signed 1st Edition, book as new

B0033
B0033
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Press on Regardless - 5 RTR at War by Edward Wilson, 1st Edition with slip note from author's son, book as new

B0034
B0034
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Machine Gun and Cambrai The Right Hook - both books as new in excellent and clean condition

B0035
B0035
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - The Tank and The Tanks - both books are First Editions, in excellent and clean condition.

B0036
B0036
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - Tank Warfare by F Mitchell M.C. - Book in unread excellent and clean condition.

B0037
B0037
WW2 British Tanks Reference Books - One Man's Desert, the story of Captain Philip Gardner VC, MC and Sins of Commission, based on the letters home from William Douglas Home, a tank officer and politician, very interesting book. Both books are in very good and clean condition.

B0039
B0039
The Falklands War Magazine and Binder, complete, all 14 issues are in excellent and clean condition.

B0040
B0040
WW2 British Reference Books - British Army Uniforms & Insignia of World War Two by Brian L Davis, 1st Edition - still regarded as one of the best reference works on WW2 British Forces, book in excellent and clean condition.

B0041
B0041
WW2 British Reference Books - British Army Cap Badges of the Twentieth Century - book is very good to excellent and clean condition.

B0050
B0050
WW2 British Reference Books - Uniforms of The British Army, The Cavalry Regiments, 1st Edition - a scarce book with 120 colour plates of original art works by Richard Simkin cvering the Cavalry Regiments, extremely fine and beautiful images of the cavalry uniforms, book in very good to excellent and clean condition.

B0070
B0070
British Edged Weapons Reference Books - British Naval Swords and Swordsmanship - a now difficult to find reference on British naval swords and dirks, book in excellent and clean condition.

B0071
B0071
Edged Weapons Reference Books - The Samurai Sword, A Handbook and Bowies, Big Knives and the best of Battle Blades, two excellent references on two iconic blades, both books in as new, excellent and clean condition.

B0078
B0078
WW2 German Reference Books - Honours and Awards of the German States - a Naval and Military Press reprint of a 1940 German publication covering the many medals issued by the German States and the Third Reich, German text and black and white drawings, good reference for medals the German states.

B0079
B0079
WW2 German Reference Books - The Battle of the Ruhr Pocket and Panzerjager Tank Hunter, non-fiction accounts of the Ruhr Pocket April 1945 and the war of a Panzerjager from 1941 through the whole war and ending as an American PoW, both books are in very good and clean condition, Panzerjager is an excellent read!

B0080
B0080
British Toy Soldiers 1893 to the Present - Book in very good to excellent and clean condition.

B0090
B0090
Churchill, The Man of the Century and Churchill, his Life in Photographs - Excellent reference works on Sir Winston Churchill and his life, both books in very good and clean condition, both dust jackets have tears.

B0098
B0098
The AK-47 'The Grim Reaper', an excellent and comprehensive new reference work on the AK-47 and all its varients from around the world. Stunning and clear detail of the weapons from the 'type' and range of AK47s, with superb supporting explanations. The book is large A4 format and heavy. A true coffee table reference book, a must for anyone interested in the AK-47, its history and its development. The definiative AK-47 reference work.

B0099
B0099
The now scarce book on German belt buckles 1919 to 1945, an excellent reference work by Thomas Reid and John Naufe, still superior to many modern books on the subject. Published 1979, the revised edition of the 1973 work, comprehensively covering the German buckle both military and political organisations, their manufacture, the makers and their marks, the rarity of a buckle and value guidance. This is the 'Kipling and King' of the German buckles. An excellent resource that will not go out of date and a bible to the buckle collector.